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states became a global power and i'm thinking back to the monroe doctrine about the united states and our sphere of influence, you are asking about strategic interest in rebuilding haiti. i do think that there is interest on the part of the united states strategically to engage haiti and make sure that this epic human catastrophe resolves itself, and this is going to take a very long time, but look, the united states was the first one to announce humanitarian help. we're always the biggest contributor when natural disasters happen in the world. no other country on the face of the earth in the history of the world does more to help people in situations like this than the united states of america. we always deliver. the question is, how best to do this? and when you look back since 1992, since the clintons were in office, what you've seen is a dedication of $3 billion from the united states going into haiti. it is still incredibly poor despite all of this effort on the part of the united states and other nations. in fact, haiti has the greatest number of nongovernmental organizations, ngos,
china's nations with taiwan is good for the united states. and a look at a small company viking to get innovative technologies into military service. >> good morning, welcome to this week in defense news. how do small companies get innovative technologies into military service? we'll talk to one of the companies. >>> plus, a look at the u.s. navy's newest high-tech ship. first, china's been making headlines this week. internet titan google is considering pulling the plug on its operations in the country, accusing chinese hackers of infiltrating the network. other companies include north rum grumman and beijing stepped up the campaign to stop washington from selling arms to taiwan. china and taiwan split after a 1949 civil war and china considering taiwan its territory and all relations with taiwan as an internal chinese matter and tested an antimissile defense system. joining us is bonnie glacier, a senior fellow and china expert at the center of strew tonalic international studies. thank you for joining us. >> good to be here. >> we have the cyberattack issue. light talk about that fi
statement on thursday made a statement in acknowledgement that the united states is at war in a statement that could have been written by dick cheney and delivered by president obama. the 9/11 commission, as you'll recall, john, said al qaeda and extremists are at war with the united states, we were not at war with them. he's finally made that acknowledgement. the problem is, as you pointed out right there, is that he's giving mixed signals to the intelligence and law enforcement communities where he's treating this as a criminal justice problem in giving these foreign enemy combatants the full panaple of constitutional rights which they are not entitled. just this week, he's had a consistent approach. when you are taking the worst of the worsts giving them constitutional rights, bringing them to new york city to have a circus atmosphere of a trial. on the one hand, he's prosecuting very effectively with the military component escalating the drone attacks in afghanistan, pakistan and yemen. i've given him credit for that. on the other hand, closing gitmo, shutting down enhanced interrog
stepped up terrorist efforts by the united states. more aerial vehicle attacks on outpost in pakistan and afghanistan. that followed by the suicide attack that killed seven. >> this is a war. and both sides are playing. so the united states has upped its level of attacks. al qaeda is trying to move we can come back at you. >> reporter: british officials are recorded as saying an unusual number of people on the no fly list have been trying to come to the united states. passengers arriving at a london to dulles flight said they could definitely see the difference. >> i've traveled internationally twice in the past week and in both locations they were frisking everybody before you got on the plane. it takes a lot longer to load. and there is just a general sense that things are a little more -- there's more security than there has been in the past. >> reporter: and a former anti-terrorism official at the cia released a new report through howard university today concluding al qaeda remains committed to an attack against the united states using chemical, biological or nuclear weapons and s
, and there are reports that some buildings have collapsed. raymond joseph is haiti's ambassador to the united states. he joins us on the phone. mr. ambassador, thank you for joining us. >> well, thank you, good night and it's a pleasure and a tough situation for me to be on the air tonight. >> couric: well, what can you tell us, mr. ambassador. what are you hearing about what has happened in haiti from residents there? >> i was able to reach the secretary general to the presidency mr. fritz longchamp, the only official i was able to contact. and he told me he was driving his car east from port-au-prince to a suburb east of the capital and buildings started to collapse on both sides of the streets so he had to park his car and start walking. and it was just at that instant that i found him. he said it is aÑi catastrophe of major proportions. that's his own words. and he told me he was not able to reach any official, not the president nor anyone. and he was walking to his place not knowing what was awaiting him, not knowing whether he could cross the bridge to get to his place. so, you know, it's hard re
that the united states will help victims of the earthquake in haiti. right now as many as 3 million people are in dire need of food, water, shelter and medical supplies. we will get the latest from janet choi in miami. haitians are frantically pulling survivors in port-au- prince. the strongest earthquake to hit the area struck. the presidential palace and the united nations headquarters in haiti both collapsed. the head of the u.n. peace keeping mission remains missing. thousands are believed to be buried in the rubble. american aide worker was buried under a foot of concrete. her husband dug her out. >> we had to pull bricks and bricks and wood and doors and metal away for at least, at least an hour before we were able to get her and her co- worker out as well. >> reporter: international relief agencies are rushing in aid and personnel. a search and rescue team from virginia is gearing up to go and president obama is promising more help. >> when disasters such as this, the first hours and days are absolutely critical to saving lives and avoiding greater tragedy. >>> there is a large hait
prisoners without charge or trial within the united states. after the group plans to march through downtown washington. >>> today epa administrator lisa jackson will lead a discussion on cleaning up the chesapeake bay. he's she's appearing at the choose clean water conference that started yesterday and runs through tomorrow. this year they are focusing on president obama's order on the chesapeake renovation. and they are examining congressional efforts to clean up the bay. >>> new this morning, police are trying to figure out how a 4-year-old wound up in the middle of edwards ferry road in leesburg, virginia. the little girl was found this morning near a gas station. the parents were unaware she left their home the middle of the night. police do not suspect foul play although the incident is under investigation. >>> a mating attempt between pandas may have failed but pregnancy hopes are still alive at the national zoo. 9 news knew digital correspondent alex trevino is live with details. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning. we know activities took place here at national zoo between
to the united states. >>> security scare. newark airport locked down for hours after an unknown man slipped past the screening check point. >> as you can see, absolute chaos. >>> and touching the sky. dwarfing the competition, the world's tallest building open for business. this is the cbs morning news for for business. this is the cbs morning news for monday, january 4th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm michelle gielan. this morning the obama administration is instituting new security measures for all passengers flying in to the united states. and passengers from 14 nations will be subject to particularly intense screenings. tara mergener is this washington with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, these international travelers will be facing new scrutiny now. the tsa calls it a major step forward. starting came, all travelers who want to get into the u.s. will have to play by tough new security rules. but people flying from nations considered to be sponsors of terrorism or other countries of interest will see the biggest changes
established terror ties and cannot fly into the united states. since the detroit attack, the white house has ordered a review. sources say the national counterterrorism center has now sent hundreds of new names to the f.b.i. and the f.b.i. has upgraded hundreds of names from the master watch list to the selectee category. but for intelligence officials, it's a daunting challenge, trying to identify the true terrorists among a mass of suspects. >> there isn't a magic formula or a magic google program that will spew out a defined list of bad people. there has to be a human component here, and there's judgment at play and that judgment can be faulty. and we saw that in this recent case of abdulmutallab. >> reporter: now, officials say no watch list is perfect, but as a first line of defense, it has to be better than it was on christmas day. katie? >> couric: bob orr in washington. thanks, bob. turning to the economy now, the experts had been hoping, even expecting, that the latest jobs report today would show at least some improvement. but it didn't. the labor department said the unemployment r
. >> the people of haiti will have the full support of the united states in the urgent effort to rescue those trapped beneath the rubble and to deliver the humanitarian relief, the food, water, and medicine that haitians will need in the coming days. i pledge to the people of haiti that you will have a friend and partner in the united states of america today and going forward. >> smith: haiti is about 700 miles from miami sharing the caribbean island of hispaniola with the dominican republic. about nine million people live there, most in poverty. and katie couric tells us now many people woke up today to find what little they had was gone. >> couric: dawn is supposed to bring hope, but today sunlight revealed hundreds dead in the streets of port-au-price. (screaming) >> couric: parents have lost children and children have lost parents. survivors not overcome with grief are using their bare hands to remove the rubble, hoping to find signs of life. it's now a race to save the people buried against the destroyed neighborhoods and shantytowns of the capital city. >> information the full extent of
for the united states. coming up on 5:26. here is angie . >> gwoks wparkway, clear. another chec ( music, toasters popping ) ♪ mmm... hot fudge sundae. ♪ ooh! frosted blueberry?!? ♪ over 25 flavors of kellogg's pop-tarts®. and they're all for fun and fun for all. pop-tarts®. made for fun™. >>> after two years at the helm of the redskins, we expect officially to hear in the next few hours that coach jim zorn has been fired. welcome back. we have news for a few students out there. there are delayed school openings because of the very cold weather. in maryland, allegheny and merit conditions are two hours late. in virginia, these schools one hour late, and in west virginia, these are starting two hours late. berkley, grant, hardy, jefferson, mineral, morgan counties again on two hour delay. howard person seen here with me, angie governor here. we wish you a happy new year. first full week of the new year. frigid start. will the sun be shining? >> we may see a few flurries and snow showers. in case you haven't had enough in the month of december, we will try to get it going in ja
with the united states to provide relief to the island. 12,000 troops have been dispatched to provide food and medical care. for the scale of the response, aid groups complained that the right supplies aren't getting to the right people. military officials say they are working as fast as they can in a country that had a feeble infrastructure before the quake. what are the military lessons. milton wells, my next guest specializes in civil military operation. welcome to the show. >> good to be back. >> how is the haiti mission going. >> i think haiti offers a truly water shed opportunity for the military and particularly the government in general to take advantage of the enormous talent, energy and opportunities that are out there in the private sector and the open source community. this is something that is different than what has been done in the past. i am pleased to see this engaged. >> what do you mean by that. when we spoke earlier, you said it's extraordinary how the networks and social networking has been used. how have they been used. >> within hours of the earthquake people from ar
lie at president of the united states during a joint session of congress. bad theater. >> is that carolinian? >> yes. no french kings there. >> the worst political theater. the august town hall meetings masquerading as the real america, when they were taken over by a minority of a minority, yelling and shouting a ab centis. >> and they were racist? >> oh, come on. that is absurd. >> monica. >> that was his best political theater, worst political theater? what political theater? i lost my train of thought. >> this was, yes, this was when the white house passed out those white lab coats to the doctors to use them as props to suggest that all doctors support obama care, when 80% oppose it. >> the whole story was exposed. the white house was passing out the white coats. mort. >> governor patterson sending caroline kennedy out to replace hillary clinton. is this what you call political hokey pokey and he puts his left foot in his mouth and his right foot in his mouth and he turns around. >> harry reid say opponents were like slave holders. okay, worst political
to hurricanes or any severe rainstorms, what is it you think that people in the united states who are watching this who want to help you after you have gone and seen what is needed. what do you think will be needed most besides obviously hospital supplies? >> well, i think one of the -- a dear brother he said and i want to congratulate and join him that said it is a state of emergency in haiti because right now, like you said, things have happened in the past. not to that magnitude. i think, like you said, we, as haitian, we need to stand up first before others. there are 4 million of us outside of haiti if we unit as one, i think something can happen. >> reporter: joseph, we talked in our earlier newscast about the importance of social networking, facebook and twitter getting pictures out, skype or just contacting people. what's the conversation that's been going on among haitians in the united states and outside of haiti on facebook that may help in getting the need, the humanitarian relief to the people who need it most. >> okay. last night i was up all night on facebook and i have seen peo
-prince haiti. >> several plane loads of haitian orphans are beginning to arrive in the united states. many of these children, who were already orphans before the quake will find new lives here. and this is video of a group who arrived in pittsburgh early today. they will be placed in group homes until their adoptions are finalized. >>> the baltimore-based usns comfort could begin to see victims as as soon as today. the medical ship is due to arrive in haiti by friday and only on 9 news now, we will be able to take you on board the ship because scott broom right now has a look at some of the precious cargo on board. >> i'm scott broom on the u.s. navy hospital ship comfort on the way to haiti. a lot of the 750 people on board. they nonetheless wanted to have an impact on the mission of mercy. >> this is my daughter. >> dr. dan is a pediatrician who's really proud of his third grader at the stone ridge school of the sacred heart in bethesda. here's one reason why. a big box of stuffed animals she helped to collect at school when she heard her dad was shipping out. not just one box but an ent
technology when it comes in and in making people afraid of putting technology into the united states. >> because they can't get it back out again. >> that is the critical issue and i think that is the driving imperative for control as well as our ability to cooperate with our allies and share in the technology for the fight for today. >> and some will take reform in the pentagon. the five different committees that generally act sequentially can result in as much as a two-year process to get a decision. we can't live with that. >> we have one minute, very, very quickly. do big programs get shot in the next 12 months? >> i think the big program that got shot, got shot in april. >> they're being shot. >> they're being shot. >> yeah, i think we don't have a lot of new starts but we also don't have a lot of new cancellation's is. we have a good visibility on the future. >> they have already got the low-hanging fruit. rest is substantively and politically difficult to kill. >> thank you very, very much. we appreciate it. lot to discuss over the coming 12 months. coming up in my notebook, w
into affect here today for the flights and the united states. in 14 countries like pakistan. and passengers, they are now subjected to the full patdowns, the body scans, and hand checks of their luggage. all in reaction to that attempted terror attack on christmas day when the man tried to blow up the plane when it landed in detroit with the explosive chemicals that they have hidden in the underwear. >> and they put that full body sáerpbl. they went through the meadow detectors. and the security, that seemed to be, well, more than what they needed to do. and more than i'm used to. >> and in those 14 countries being asked to check the security, other security risks by the united states because of the potential ties to terrorists. >>> a federal appeals court in virginia is rejecting all of them and their appeal. the only person to stand trial in the september 11 attacks, claiming he was denying for the potentially helpful evidence. serving a life sentence for helping to plan the terror attacks. >>> for the second day in a row, the u.s. embassy is closed in yemen. crashes just north of the ma
that has to be done and that's what the president of the united states should be doing. if president obama is going to turn those numbers around, even democrats admit he will have to start with the biggest issue here at home. >> this is not seen as president bush's economy but president obama's economy and he needs to focus on jobs, jobs, jobs. >> reporter: that's on the agenda in the days ahead. economists warn unemployment could be at 10% for most of the year. joel brown, cbs news, the white house. >>> we have a developing story from u.s. district court in washington. that's are a grand jury is looking in to to the so-called white house party crashers. irwin gomez, the hotel for mrs. is a hi was expected to testify. he was seen leaving the court this morning. salahi and her husband are accused of crashing the state dinner for the indian prime minister last year. >>> the white house is considering a new tax to be deaf levied on financial institutions. the goal would be to raise more money and ensure that taxpayers, who bailed out banks, are paid back. while most of the big banks are start
.a.a. is not allowing any more planes to fly in from the united states. president obama today pledged $100 million in u.s. aid, saying haitians will not be forsaken or forgotten. the next big challenge, of course, will be getting the supplies that are already here to the people in need. an estimated three million haitians are injured or homeless or both. jeff glor tells us many are flocking to tent cities. >> reporter: they come here because their homes aren't secure, and often the streets aren't safe. tens of thousands in tent cities that provide shade, shelter, and a sense of togetherness, when it's so easy to feel emptiness. are you surprised there's been so little help. merlean is in one of these makeshift communities, her leg injured through. through a translator she says she can't walk but she is still responsible for her three girls ages nine, four, and five. tell me what you think about when you think about the next couple of days or weeks or months? what's going to happen to you and the the family? she told us that right now she thinks her children upon die. have you or your children eaten at
recruiting people to attack the united states but those agencies failed to follow through. >> rather than a failure to collect or share gel skwrepbs, this was a failure to connect and understand the intelligence that we already had. >> reporter: the review ordered by the president finds that the u.s. government had sufficient information prior to attempted december 25 attack to have potentially disrupted the al qaeda plot. but when the president met in the oval office to review terrorist threats just three days before the attack, umar farouk abdulmutallab was not even on the list, despite a series of red flags. >> what's new here and what's important and dramatic is the fact that you have an al qaeda affiliate trying to hit the homeland directly. >> reporter: numerous officials, including the president's top homeland security advisors say they share in the blame. >> i told president today i let him down. >> reporter: the head of the national counterterrorism center left for a ski vacation shortly after the attack, meeting with the white house by secure phone. still, the president said no
. >> reporter: the united states is still the world's strongest economy but our competitive edge is eroding. >> that's why innovation is more important than ever. that's the key to good new jobs in the 21st century. >> we choose to go to the moon in this decade. >> reporter: in the 1960s, launching the apollo space program created millions of jobs. and led to innovations like fuel cells and freeze dried food. that same decade the defense department began building a computer network that became the internet. >> tens of millions of jobs were created from the innovation around the internet and it's time to do that again. >> reporter: justin rattner is chief officer for intel. >> now is the time to be investing and not saving. you don't save your way out of recession. you invest wur wyour way out of. now, look at what they're up against. india's high tech giant just opened this $120 million training center. the biggest corporate college in the world. >> people start with the company as their first job. >> reporter: the ceo says the 330-acre campus will train an army of 14,000 new engineers a ye
, including the united states, gave $6.3 billion to help mitch victims. question. before the earthquake this year, haiti received $700 million inned a per year on a per capita basis. haiti was one of the world's largest foreign aid recipients. what is haiti's track record in handling foreign aid? do i have a volunteer? you write editorials. >> i write editorials. this is a question we haven't explored, but clearly, given the death toll and given the horrific images we've seen out of haiti, the money isn't well spent. i mean, haiti still is and remains the poorest country in the caribbean and in the western hemisphere. the money is going in, but it's not being put to effective use. >> you've heard of the wall street -- >> i'm not confirming the "wall street journal" and its massive circulation. but january 19th this week, he said haiti received $701 million in foreign aid in 2007. on a per capita basis, haiti between 86 and 2002 finds haiti has a tote at mismatch of foreign aid and government capacity to absorb it. where's it going? >> it's a failed state. a lot of it's being stolen. th
on terror threats to the united states. this comes days after the airing of a new tape which appears to be from osama bin laden and weeks after the failed christmas day plane bombing. britain raised its terror threat level over the weekend and passengers arriving here from the u.k. say they experienced much- tighter security measures. >> they were frisking everybody -- frisking everything before you got on the plane. it takes longer to load and there is a general sense that things are a little more, there's more security than this in the past. >> reporter: one reason british officials cited for raising their terror threat status was an unusually high number of people on no-fly lists who have been trying to board u.s.-bound flights. >>> now for the latest information on the earthquake in haiti. survivors of the quake are asking the world for tents. even the president of haiti says he will sleep in one for shelter because his palace is in ruins. he has asked the world to donate 200,000 tents. any shipments will be given priority landing at the port-au- prince airport. today marks two w
>> glor: tonight the deep-freeze tightens its grip over the united states and a bitter cold is likely to go on for days. i am jeff glor, also tonight, after the attack on a cia in afghanistan, a rare revelation of the identities of murder erred asians. where america stands on food safety. how do we stack up against other countries and how do we prevent the most vulnerable americans from becoming dangerously ill? >> it got worse and worse, and it felt like killer pain. >> glor: and dashboard distractions, will the next generation of in car gadgets lure drivers into taking their eyes off the road? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. >> glor: good evening, the new year has been a cold year for most americans and this weekend is no exception. a deep-freeze is forecast to engulf virtually all of the continental united states overnight. the south is particularly ill prepared for such bone chilling weather. mark strassmann is in atlanta tonight. mark, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, jeff. it was 12 degrees outside here first thing thi
>>> madame speaker, the president of the united states. >> job one. president obama says he gets the message. tackling the economy and unemployment must take center stage. >> jobs must be our number one focus in 2010. >>> more trouble for toyota. the world's largest automaker expands its recall in the united states and in europe. >>> and super controversy. a super bowl ad starring university of florida quarterback tim tebow tackles the abortion issue. is this the "cbs morning news" for thursday, january 28th, is this the "cbs morning news" for thursday, january 28th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. glad you're with us. i'm michelle gielan. this morning president obama heads to florida to announce a grant for a high speed rail system. it's an enterprise to create jobs and job creation was the central theme of last night's state of the union address. the president acknowledged mistakes, chastised republicans and promised to move forward. tara mermgner is in washington with details. >> reporter: well, the president had a lot riding politically on that speech. last n
by the earthquake, they're beginning a new life in the united states. but back in haiti, many others are still desperate for a way out. and the changing economics of marriage. more men reaping the benefits of their wives' bigger paychecks. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. just a few short months ago, no one could have imagined it: the senate seat once held by john f. kennedy and then for decades by ted kennedy inn danger of going to a republican in the bluest of blue states. but that was the storyline going into today's special election in massachusetts. some recent polls show the republican scott brown pulling ahead of democrat martha coakley, once considered a shoe-in. one had brown with a four-point lead. if he wins, senate democrats would lose their supermajority, putting health care reform in serious jeopardy. nancy cordes is in boston tonight. nancy, this race has caught the democrats off guard, and now they are really scrambling. >> reporter: that's right, katie.
of thousands. the first words from haiti's ambassador to the united states were prophetic. >> i'm quite sure we will need everything. >> reporter: the pictures have become familiar. the presidential palace had all but collapsed. so had block after block, neighborhood after neighborhood, gone. a police station destroyed. the university flattened. >> we need more people down here. >> reporter: united nations headquarters, gone. the few helpers that remained had to help themselves. everywhere there were frantic efforts to pull people from the debris. tons of debris. the few happy endings offset by horrific scenes on corner after corner. port-au-prince was on its own. as the sun rose on wednesday, the earthquake's impact could be seen not just in the city but in surrounding neighborhoods. in the best of times, haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. four out of five people here live in poverty. with hospitals collapsed and no doctors or ambulances in the streets, people realized it was up to them. right now we're outside a hospital. it is an almost indescribable scene of anguish wit
. >> madam speaker, the president of the united states. (cheers and applause) >> couric: and with that, the president enters the chamber and it happens every time, bob. >> schieffer: one of the great boosts to the ego of all time. there's nothing like this walk. he gets a standing ovation, he'll get back up there, they'll give him another standing ovation, then he'll be introduced and he gets yet another standing ovation. and, of course, these members of congress, internss... send people..., interns, to sit close to the aisle all day so they get to be there and get on television when the president comes marching by. quite an evening. >> couric: it's a very friendly environment here, which is quite different than the toxic environment on capitol hill. when the speech begins, that's what gets interesting in terms of who claps and who sits on their hands. >> one of the more amusing things is to watch what divides this chamber when the president bashes wall street. the democrats will stand up. if he eludes to the fact he wants to cut taxes, you will sometimes get derisive cheers from the r
for this sunday morning, the third of january, 2010. the united states has closed its embassy in yemen following threats from an al qaeda-linked group. officials say they were not taking any chances amid what is being described as an active threat. the move comes a day after president obama said yemen-based militants were behind the attempt to bomb a plane near detroit on christmas day. britain has chresed its embassy as well. a somali man with suspected links to al qaeda was carried into a danish courtroom yesterday where he was charged with attempted murder. the axe-wielding suspect was shot by police after breaking into the home of danish cartoonist on friday. his cartoon representation of mohammed three years ago outraged the muslim world. police in mexico have struck back at that nation's notorious drug cartel. the arrest of carlos belltron comes three weeks after one of his brothers died in the shootout with government troops. after the shootout, the government stormed the house of a soldier who died in the battle killing his mother and four other relatives. the f.a.a. is increasing its ov
of the the united states government. >> reporter: get reaction from local lawmakers by visiting you can also read the entire text of president obama's speech as well as governor mcdonnell's response. and see the associated press ' fact check on the president. it is all on our politics page. >>> new this morning on 9 news now, dc police are investigating the murder of a teenager. it happened just before 11:00 last night in the 800 block of barnby street. the 17-year-old victim was shot in the neck. he was taken to a hospital where he later died. his name has not been released. >>> the body of a marine killed in afghanistan is expected to return home to the u.s. today. sergeant david smith of frederick was killed on saturday after a bomb went off while he was on patrol. the marine reservist was a 2002 graduate of frederick high school, and a student at east carolina university in greenville, north carolina. >>> toyota's problems are growing this morning. in the last 90 minutes we have learned it will extend the recall to europe and the gas pedal problem has avis and enterprise rental cars
are arriving here in the united states. many of these children lost their parents long ago and many will find new lives here in the united states. for more information on how you can help in and the estimate now is 200,000 people are dead, go to we have a link to charities taking part in relief efforts at the top of our home page. >>> it's time for another living smart report and a heads up to those of you thinking of making donations to haiti relief efforts. >> a little warning. of course we have seen an amazing outpouring of support for the victims in haiti. donation relief efforts are still pouring in. they have reportedly already topped $200 million. but where there are people in need there are scammers looking to take advantage so the fbi and the national center for disaster fraud has established a 24 hour telethon hotline to report fraud. the number is 866-720-5721. that is 866-720-5721. you can also e-mail information directly to >>> now that wall street is coming back, they want investors to come back, as well. that's why price cuts go in to effect for cha
laden and is threatening the united states. >> translator: merve will never dream living in peace. >> reporter: peace -- america will never live in peace. >> translator: the attacks will continue. >> reporter: he also threatens president obama with more attacks on the u.s. if america continues to support israel. the obama administration administration is firing back. >> this something that has to pop up in our lives over an audiotape because he's nothing but a cowardly, murderous thug and terrorist. >> reporter: the audiotape has yet to be authenticated but terrorism experts say it's similar to previous recordings by osama bin laden and that it does suggest another attack could occur within the next 12 months. >> we'll continue to be on the offense against osama bin laden and al qaeda. >> reporter: in the minute-long tape, osama bin laden praises the would-be bomber on christmas day. but terrorism experts say there's no evidence whatsoever to suggest that he had anything to do with abdul mutallab. >> osama bin laden is still a motivating force for jihadists. we have to stay after
the quake struck are back in the united states. the 15 member group arrived in new york early this morning. the group was on a humanitarian mission in haiti when the quake struck, they were working at an or fan imagine, most of them playing in a field with children. >> i was in a building when the earthquake hit, we all ran out. most of the team was already out playing with children in the field. and -- so we just hugged the children who were terrified. so we were never in any serious danger. >> group members say they were lucky to make it to the airport and get on a flight. >>> just ahead on the "morning news," president obama's big bank tax. >>> plus, ft. hood fallout. other officers may face punishment in the deadly shooting spree. you're watching the "cbs morning news." (announcer) did you know the snuggly softness from snuggle is also a great value? it's the difference between paying more... and getting more. snuggle fabric softener gives you fresh, snuggly softness your family will love - and it costs much less than the leading brand! because everyone loves to snuggle! to get more of
be waiting for them. >> they depend on the money from the people from the united states so they can start life over again. >> the haitian people are overwhelming. they are more than accommodating. >> the personnel from the u.s. ship the comfort flew in to help and the most serious flew back to the ship for surgery. the navy is trying to add about 350 more members to the ship and to quadruple the number of beds on board. the crew is now on the ground providing critical medical care for the quake survivors. tune in at 7:00 for the latest. >>> well, look around, you may not personally know anyone effected by the quake in haiti, but maybe you do. >>> it turns out there are at least about a half of the prince george's police department spending much of the last week and a half in a panic. they have family members in haiti. >> if i could, along with the rest of my comrades, we would be on the plane this afternoon if we could. >> reporter: they are police officers whose first instint is to run to help. >> do we feel a certain amount of guilt? yeah, we do. we are all here and we would like to get
by the arab tv network al-jazeera. in it they threaten new attacks against the united states within the year in retaliation for america's support for israel. the obama administration quickly fired back. >> this is somebody that has to pop up in our lives over an audiotape, because he's nothing but a cowardly, murderous thug and terrorist. >> bin laden also claimed responsibility for the christmas day bombing. the suspect accused in that attack says he underwent terrorist training in yemen, but officials say there's no indication osama bin laden or his top lieutenants had anything to do with that attack. >>> the rescue operation in hate at the, the marines launched two osprey aircraft this morning. this is what the aircraft looks like. it is capable of both flying like a plane and hovering like a helicopter. the marines will use it to conduct aerial surveys on haiti. it's the first time they've been used in any sort of humanitarian mission by the military. meanwhile higher numbers of casualties coming in. the haitian government buried more than 150,000 people, not counting the untold other th
by the united states government along with other governments effectively dealing with the food shortage, the information shortage, the water shortage, the, you know, the security situation. which want to be around to help on the rebuilding aspects of this. the lesson i've learned on all the crises or catastrophes during my presidency was people want to help. that's why when the president asked me to join with bill to create a mechanism where they could help, i was happy to do so. by the way it happens to be a clinton-bush haiti fund dot-org. >> schieffer: is there a structure in place, i would ask both of you, to ensure that this money gets to the people? i mean, how can people be certain that this money is going to to the people? >> right now, it's interesting you say that because when the u.n. system broke down after, you know, our headquarters was destroyed there and i was working for the u.n., i set up an emergency fund on my website just to stand for them. right now, we know who is down there and who is good. we just... anybody gives us money now we're going to flow it right throug
space. >> reporter: the united states has been looking at a return to returning to the moon. believing the moon could be used as a base for space exploration or host a lunar colony of humans. the discussion may being moot by a decision made at the white house within the next month. >> on president obama's desk right now is the decision of whether or not the united states stays on its current case which calls for us to go back to the moon as the next step in space exploration. so we are all waiting in the space community for that decision. >> reporter: it is costly. perhaps 1 or $2 billion a year. so we leknow when we see the obama administration's budget sometime in the next few weeks. anita. >> very interesting. gary neurenberg, thank you. >>> district hitting a 43-year low in homicides. 143 deadly crimes reported last year, fewest since 1966. the homicide rate dropped 23% from 2008. the fbi says murder was also down 10% nationwide in the first six months of this year. i'm in the 9news web center looking at a helpful tool to let you track crime in your neighbor. right now let's take a
are very lucky to have them here in the united states and very lucky to be able to deploy them on behalf of the u.s. government. >> a fairfax hospital is also coordinating with the community coalition of haiti to send doctors and nurses there. they'll primarily be focusing on the collapsed village outside of port-au-prince. this is picture of what the children's hospital looked like before the quake. it had 150 bed, a day care and administrative offices. >>> of course the united states is not the only nation offering aid in this critical national disaster. british teams scrambled to get to haiti. they are bringing heavy rescue equipment, search dogs and special listening devices and cameras to look under the rubble for anyone trapped. >>> this french team is already on the ground in haiti. they mobilized last night in order to get to the island nation as quickly as possible. and help is also coming from as far away as china. 125 chinese peace keepers were in haiti when the quake struck. there are conflicting reports out of china that eight of them are still trapped in the rubble. >>> bac
and children. the vicious attacks prompted the united states to end its support for take dam. >>> turning to the "moneywatch," stocks tumbled this morning and emily smith is here with that and more. >> reporter: asian markets got hammer dad following a fifth straight day. the nikkei dropped almost 2%, while the hang seng fell nearly 2.5%. wall street put a stop to its three day slide where the dow gained 23 points, the nasdaq up 5. general motors is moving full force into the electric car business. the automaker says starting in 2013, it plans to build its own electric motors for hybrid and electric vehicles. gm do you rememberly buys them from outside suppliers. the company also announced they'll back more than $6 billion in government loans and will pay those government loans byup. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke should know by the end of the week if he still has a job. the senate appears ready to confirm him for a second term. for now he's focused on interest rates. the fed's two day policy meeting begins today. it's expected to it leave rates unchanged. >>> meanwhile home resale
in the united states. >> the instability in yemen is a threat to regional stability and even global stability. >> couric: and yemen's crushing poverty-- nearly half of its 22 million people live off less than $2 a day-- makes it fur tile ground for recruiting terrorists. now, until recently, u.s. policy was to help yemen fight its own battle against terrorists. but david martin tells us tonight that's changed. the u.s. military is now ready to strike. >> reporter: the u.s. embassy in yemen remained close under threat of attack, while offshore a u.s. carrier and a warship armed with cruise missile waited for orders to strike al qaeda targets. as one pentagon official put it "we've stirred up a hornet's nest." u.s. jets and cruise missiles launched two strikes against al qaeda last month in which a number of senior operatives are believed to have been killed, along with would be suicide bombers on their way to the country's capital where the american embassy is located. couple that with the attempt to blow up an american airliner on christmas day, and you can see al qaeda in yemen was trying to
with the threat level currently here in the united states. officials say it means a terrorist attack is highly likely but not imminent. nearly 200 terror suspects remain in custody at guantanamo bay in cuba. as bob orr reports, they were supposed to be gone by today. >> reporter: president obama made the promise on his second day in office. >> guantanamo will be closed no later than one year from now. >> reporter: but on this deadline day, the guantanamo prison is still open and big obstacles remain. a justice department task force concludes 50 of the 196 terror suspects held at gitmo can't be tried but are too dangerous to be released. that means president obama may be forced to continue the bush administration's practice of holding some prisoners without charges. >> it is illegal, it is against over 200 years of united states law that we don't hold people indefinitely without charge. >> reporter: at the moment, there's no place to move those detainees. congress so far has not supporting a plan to house them at this illinois prison. of the remaining prisoners, the task force says about 35 of
in several countries that want to attack us in the united states. >> reporter: but this family from finland says they will keep flying and trust security is doing its job. >> we can't live with the fear all the time, so we have to just live our lives. >> reporter: he says if not, then the terrorists have won. karen brown, cbs news, newark, new jersey. >> friends say the 28-year-old is a very good person who really loves his girlfriend. >>> an earthquake over the coast of northern california. it happened this afternoon. 27 miles from eureka, california. that quake rocked buildings and knocked out power to several coastal communities. no injuries were reported. four aftershocks followed the quake. the biggest register is a magnitude of 3.8. thousands of homes are without power. there are reports of minor property damage. >>> family's snowmobile outing on a frozen lake in vermont turned deadly. three snowmobiles carrying six people all together went through the ice. a father, his daughter and 3- year-old granddaughter all died in the tragedy. three other family members were pulled from the icy
of the united states. so this guy, richard reid, certainly changed his tune from that subdued man that we first saw. not to say that abdulmutallab will did the same thing, but i got to say, it would not be surprising. >> and some controversy about whether there should have been handled in a criminal court versus a military tribunal. what was the right decision? >> the critics have been saying that he's a terrorist and he should not be getting a lawyer who will tell help that you have a right to remain silent. but he was picked up here on u.s. soil. i think this is getting a little bit confuseded with the much more controversial issue to bring those 9/11 plotters, the top plotters in the attack on the united states, the world trade center and the pentagon into the united states. they've been held down at guantanamo bay, they've baby going through these military tribunals, the obama administration has decided that khalid shaikh mohammed, the master minld, should instead be brought here into this country and get a regular trial. that's a very different decision than just putting someone into a fed
-down searches to people flying to the united states from 14 high-risk countries. >>> an attorney representing the alleged third state dinner crasher says that his client had every right to attend the event. attorney scott bolden told 9news now's gary nurenberg that his client, carlos allen, asked for and received an official invitation. >> reporter: from whom did he receive this invitation? >> he received it in the mail, and presumably whoever sent it to him, it had the white house emblem on it. >> reporter: so it was a formal invitation from the white house. >> well, i didn't say that. i have not seen the original piece, and we're still investigating where it came from. >> the secret service says that carlos allen, seen here entering the white house, was never on the official guest list. >>> virginia state police are investigating a mysterious new year's day incident. according to police, someone fired two shots at a car on i- 66 near the groveton road everypass in manassas. one bullet entered a rear door and the second hit the vehicle just above the gas tank. neither the driver nor passenge
executed by the united states but with very heavy support by the yemeni government. it was cruise missile strikes, in combination with military units on the ground, but it was a very disik signal from the obama administration that they are serious in assisting yemen remove these al qaeda facilities from its soil. >> reporter: the target, al qaeda of the arabian peninsula, an affiliate of osama bin laden's group with a popular following in yemen. the yemeni offshoot claimed responsibility for the attempted airliner bombing on christmas day, but american counter-terrorist teams have been track al qaeda in yemen since the uss "cole" bombing in 2000 and the u.s. military, include the army special forces, has been training yemeni counter-terrorist forces since 1990. the top american commander general david petraeus was reported to have visited yemen's capital. he said the u.s. is about to double the $70 million in aid. i didn't mean me local media report the three strikes on december 17 killed al qaeda targets, including one former guantanamo detainee. more strikes on christmas eve targeted am
of the united states. the secret service just admitted today that they let in a third uninvited guest to president obama's state dinner to the white house. bruce leshan is live in the newsroom with more on this latest development, bruce? >> reporter: yeah, lesli, they actually told the congressional hearing last month that they were the only white house gate crashers. but after going back and reviewing the security video at the same time the secret service was forced to admit that today, it was wrong. the salahis wielded their way into the white house by turning out there and insisting that they were suppose to be on the list. they have yet to unname the third uninvited guest to find another way in. and they befriended members of the area for them on the hotel, invited to the hotel by the state dinner. and they were under our responsibility. and that went from the local hotel to the white house. and there is a person that is not authorized to be in that group. to insert that for themselves and that group. >> the white house did not even know about that. >> the best selling author for
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